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Fern Resort

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04/06/2017 05/06/2017
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Windsor, Canada
Reviewed 19 August 2014

Firstly, our trip was marred by 4 out of 5 days of cool, wet weather, unusual for mid-august to be sure. Playvillage and staff were amazing, can't say enough. The dining experience was a struggle however. Even after dropping our kids off in good time at the playvillage and than returning for supper at the Main Inn(by 615pm), the service...

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FernResort, General Manager at Fern Resort, responded to this review

Thank you for posting your comments and thank you for staying with us this summer at Fern Resort. Thank you for your wonderful comment regarding our Playvillage staff. They are certainly committed to providing our youngest guests with a safe, fun and memorable summer vacation. Our Playvillage area offers guests the security of signing in their children for some awesome...

Reviewed 10 August 2014

Tried Fern out for a family getaway weekend with 2 teens in tow. The entire resort was well maintained and all amenities were a short walk. Accommodations were clean and comfortable. Activities were plentiful, but they relied on people coming to them. Staff did little to proactively engage the kids (admittedly, this is a challenge with teens). Kids loved the...

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FernResort, General Manager at Fern Resort, responded to this review

Thank you for posting your comments and trying us out for a family weekend getaway. Glad to hear you enjoyed your accommodations and our activity programs with your teens. Teens can be a finicky bunch when it comes to many things, and this holds true while on vacation as well. Our teen program is a well balanced schedule of both...

toronto,ont.
Reviewed 5 August 2014

On a picturesque point of land with a beautiful waterfront, this resort has everything to ensure a great family vacation. Programs for children beat other similar resorts offering pony rides, battery operated cars for "trail" rides, supervised fishing where staff even put on worms, to name a few. Nightly entertainment for young and older folks is also well planned. Two...

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FernResort, General Manager at Fern Resort, responded to this review

Thank you for your comments and sharing your Fern Resort experience on Tripadvisor. A picturesque setting, plenty of activities and facilities, and great food is a recipe for an outstanding family vacation. Being able to offer a vacation experience for so many different ages, groups, and tastes is what sets Fern Resort apart from the rest. Multi-generation family travel has...

Toronto, Canada
Reviewed 4 August 2014

Fern does many things very well. The organized programs for kids and adults are great. Front-line staff were universally friendly and accommodating. Nothing at Fern ever felt crowded; we were always able to participate in what we wanted and use any of the facilities without having to worry about waiting. The entertainment options were also good and family-friendly (though it...

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FernResort, General Manager at Fern Resort, responded to this review

Thank you for posting your comments regarding your recent stay with us at Fern Resort, and welcome back! I certainly appreciate your positive comments regarding activity programs and the entertainment. Our front line staff are very in-tune with meeting and exceeding our guests’ expectations and offering genuine hospitable service. I do apologize the food did not live up to your...

Toronto, Ontario
Reviewed 29 July 2014

We went as a large-ish group staying in three cottages for an in-law's birthday celebration. Our cottage had two double beds and a pull out couch. Opening the door I immediately noticed the great view of the lake out the patio doors, which was even better than I expected. The room decor is somewhere between dated, and homey/cottage depending on...

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FernResort, General Manager at Fern Resort, responded to this review

Thank you for posting your comments and thank you for joining us at Fern this summer as large family group. The views of Lake Couchiching are incredible from the Edgewater Cottages and I can't think of a better westerly view from any resort in Ontario. I am glad you enjoyed all the complimentary resort facilities and that your family's dining...

Toronto, Canada
Reviewed 22 July 2014 via mobile

We were just at the Fern for the first the weekend of July, 2014. Lots of activities for all age groups and interests. Good food. Great entertainment. I loved Fantasy Circus. Full of history. You wouldn't know this place is over 100 years old so well maintained. Next time I would stay in a cabin. My favourite part was meeting...

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FernResort, Owner at Fern Resort, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind comments. Meeting and connecting with the guests of Fern is always a highlight. Although we did not get you waterskiing, it was great sharing our love of Italy. As much as I enjoy talking with repeat guests and sharing stories of years past, I truly love getting the feedback from first-time guests like you that...

Mississauga, Canada
Reviewed 13 July 2014

We just spent a weekend at the Fern and just loved it. The resort is ideal for family's with all age groups,with so many activities for our 5 year old that we are already talking about our next trip back. With pretty well all activities free once your there you really have no reason to reach back into your wallet....

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FernResort, General Manager at Fern Resort, responded to this review

Thank you for posting your comments on TripAdvisor and I am glad to hear you enjoyed your family's stay so much. Our all-inclusive product is a great benefit for families on vacation. As you mentioned you are not pulling your wallet out at every turn to pay some nominal fee for a resort activity or to use a facility. Whether...

Huntsville, Canada
Reviewed 11 July 2014

Fern resort is a great place for a family vacations. There are lots of activities for the young ones and most are done through a supervised program so mom and dad can get in some of their own fun as well such as kayaking or paddle boarding or just relax by the pool. The meals are very good and there...

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FernResort, General Manager at Fern Resort, responded to this review

Thank you for posting your comments and thank you for staying with us at Fern Resort. Kids of all ages genuinely love our supervised activity programs. These programs and traditional resort facilities used to be the cornerstone of the Ontario resort-vacation product. At one time the lakes and rivers of Northern Ontario where dotted with traditional resorts offering this type...

Kitchener, Canada
Reviewed 3 July 2014

Pioneer Craftsmen celebrated our 60th anniversary at the Fern and what a fantastic weekend! All forty of our staff and their families enjoyed great hospitality, great food, atmosphere and picturesque grounds. Many of us thought celebrating 60 years was an accomplishment, but for the Fern to be hosting families and friends since 1895 is truly amazing. Our rooms were clean...

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FernResort, General Manager at Fern Resort, responded to this review

Congratulations Pioneer Craftsmen on your 60th anniversary, and thank you for allowing us to be a part of the celebration! Thank you for the wonderful comments and accolades in your review; they are truly humbling. Customer Service is the most important part of what we do and we are fortunate enough to have a management team that has a true...

Toronto, Canada
Reviewed 2 July 2014

We enjoyed the Fern Resort very much! It had everything we needed! The service and hospitality was awesome - small town and personal. The outdoor activities were a plenty and they had something for everyone! Can't wait to plan another work function at The Fern Resort!

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FernResort, General Manager at Fern Resort, responded to this review

Thank you for staying with us here at Fern Resort. Off-site business meetings and Fern Resort are the perfect mix of business and pleasure! Glad you enjoyed your stay and are looking forward to the next work function at Fern Resort. We look forward to having you back again soon. Cordially, Scott Collens General Manager Fern Resort

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Beachfront
  • Room Service
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Breakfast included
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Hot Tub
  • Tennis Court
Room types
  • Suites
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Smoking rooms available
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
Internet
  • Public Wifi
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Services
  • Free Parking
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Banquet Room
  • Conference Facilities
  • Room Service
  • Breakfast included
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
  • Self-Serve Laundry
  • Babysitting
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Fern Resort and the Conference Centre at Fern are located along the shores of Lake Couchiching in the city of Orillia. We offer all inclusive packages for both family vacation stays as well as meeting and conference stays. All meals, use of facilities and at specific times of the year, we offer activity programs for all ages, children supervision and nightly entertainment. Established in 1895, Fern has a long tradition of offering our guests with good olde fashion hospitality in a professional and friendly manner. Whether it's the traditional family vacation, a little getaway weekend or a sales meeting or corporate seminar, Fern Resort and the Conference Centre at Fern should be your venue of choice. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Fern Resort

Address: 4432 Fern Resort Rd, Orillia, Ontario L3V 6H5, Canada
Region: Canada > Ontario > Orillia
Price Range: €354 - €623 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Fern Resort 3*
Number of rooms: 103
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Also Known As:
Fern Hotel Orillia
Fern Orillia
Fern Resort Orillia, Canada - Ontario
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#1 On the Beach Hotel in Orillia
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“ask for the penthouse family suite, great view of lake and sunsets, balcony was nice to watch the snow fall in the evening.”
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“Ask for a cottage overlooking the lake”
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“avoid staying above the main lobby if there are any large parties downstairs”
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